2017 Chevy Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt was unveiled in 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. The all-electric crossover is expected to provide better mileage than most similar cars out there. The first model will be dubbed 2017 Chevy Bolt and will appear in showrooms in late 2016. If you are a fan of electric cars, gear up for a better non-fuel vehicle.




2017 Chevy Bolt front
2017 Chevy Bolt – Fresh New Look:

The Bolt will be built on the GM Gamma G2SC platform. With this design platform, the car will have a good-looking body and pleasing exterior features. If you have seen the car’s photos on the web, you can agree with me that the Bolt will be a crossover-hatchback kind of a car. It will be small and light just like other electric vehicles.

Standing in the front of 2017 Chevy Bolt, you will notice sharp LED headlights and a stylish grille. This area will also spot an enormous bumper and fog lights. There will also be sharp taillights at the back as well as a small bumper. Other exterior highlights include modern rain-sensing wipers and elegant aluminum wheels. Despite the small size, 2017 Chevy Bolt will offer plenty of seating room to the passengers. There will also be a cargo compartment to take care of the passengers’ luggage. We expect the seats to be simple but offering great comfort on all kinds of roads.

Concerning the cockpit, driver will be presented with a friendly dashboard which features the latest technologies. There will be a modern infotainment system which can be integrated with high-tech gadgets. It will also be compatible with connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB ports. In addition, there will be a big color screen to offer driving information and an air conditioning system to keep the cabin at the optimum temperature.

On the side of safety and security, you should expect 2017 Chevy Bolt to come with strong seatbelts, automatic airbags, emergency brakes, lane keep assist and cruise control, among others.




2017 Chevy Bolt interior
2017 Chevy Bolt – Engine Specs and Competition:

According to Chevrolet, the Bolt will be equipped with an electric motor which can generate 200 hp and 266 lb-ft. The motor drive unit will be crowned up by a new electric precision shift. A final drive ratio of 7:1 is expected from the powertrain. This powerhouse has a range of 200 miles. There will also be a fast charging SAE Combo DC which can increase the mileage by 90 and add an 80% charge to the battery.

As for the battery, expect a nickel-rich lithium ion one rated at 60 kWh. A cheaper cooling system will be incorporated to the battery pack to allow it run at high temperatures. The car will take less than 7.0 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph.

Competition:

The new Chevy all-electric car will be rivaled by vehicles such as Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Citroen C-Zero and Volkswagen e-Up.

2017 Chevy Bolt rear
2017 Chevy Bolt – Expected Release Date and Price:

With a starting price of $30,000, the Bolt is said to be one of the most affordable electric vehicles. We are not sure about premium models, but if they will be available, expect to spend more on them. As for the release date, the Chevy car will go on sale at the end of 2016.